NECN – Police in Boston are on the scene of a shooting that witnesses said occurred due to a parking space saver.
Witnesses told necn the incident occurred when a man moved a space saver and parked his car.
Fire Restarts at Treatment Plant in Quincy, Massachusetts
When the man who originally parked in the spot returned, he opened fire, they said.
The victim, a 34-year-old man, is suffering from non-life threatening injuries, according to police. The shooting happened just after 2:30 p.m. at 69 Nightingale St. in the Dorchester section of the city.
Much like how it isn’t summer until somebody reports a Great White off the Cape, it isn’t winter until somebody gets shot over a space saver. I hate space savers with a passion. You know how some guys get beer muscles? Space saver muscles are like that times 1000. You might as well assume that every parking space with a (literal) piece of garbage in it is owned by Abram from Road Rules/The Challenges because that’s how that person is going to act when they see someone else in “their” spot. Even right now when there’s barely any snow people jump at a free chance to save a parking spot. It’s chaos.
In my expert opinion we only have two options in resolving the space saver problem; either ban them completely or we follow this guy’s lead and shoot space stealers. The two extremes are the only thing that keeps everyone on the same page. As of right now you don’t know if your space saver will get stolen while you’re gone and at the same time you have no idea what could happen to your car if you move the wrong person’s space saver. So eliminate the middle ground. No space savers or a non-life threatening bullet. If you’re a repeat offender it becomes a possibly life threatening bullet. I’d honestly prefer this system over the current one. But until we either get rid of these unwritten rules or institute capital punishment for breaking said rules we’ll all continue to live with parking anxiety every winter.